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Jose Luis Flores Mexican silver Bracelet ~ Taxco modernist “double masks”

on May 2, 2020 in archived

One of Taxco’s early maestros, Jose Luis Flores worked for Aguilar as well as for Emma and Miguel Melendez. Carefully crafted and meticulously finished, his jewelry is often based on creations by his more renowned colleagues yet he can be quite creative and original himself. In my opinion, he is at his best within the realm of modernist design and I believe that the bracelet presented here attests to that. Clever cut-outs, beading and layering combine to shape minimalist “masks” that are then “mirrored” to create each link. This doubling-up of the main motif in the bracelet makes it a little more difficult for the eye to “read” the “mask” – in the parure’s necklace (already sold) it is much clearer and I have provided a photo for you to see it…

 

Size/Weight: wearable length between 6 3/4″ and 6 7/8″ (it’s difficult to measure exactly due to the curved links and the safety chain); 1 1/16″ wide; 61.9 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “JLF” and “STERLING TAXCO” with des. no 1026; pre-1948

Condition: excellent vintage with great patina, perfect finishing and good design, comfortable to wear, with no damage and no repairs noted

Inv.#14594

 

SOLD – Thank you!

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